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Old 09-07-2004, 10:30 AM
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using a weed burner to get rid of unwanted plants?

Anyone ever use a propane weed burner to get rid of Nutsedge? We have a couple of flower beds that I would like to burn to get rid of the weeds. How long before anything would grow in this soil. We used to use big tractor pulled boom flame throwers in Florida in our pastures and it worked great.
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Old 09-08-2004, 03:08 AM
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It works but like anything in business it doesnt just have to work, it has to be the best possible solution to a problem. My flame weeder gathers dust because it takes slightly longer to get it going and use it, also there is a mild fire hazard, also you only get topkill not a systemic root kill like you get with glyphosphate. A customer gave me a decent flame weeder I later saw in a catalouge for 100 bucks. Even for the customers who dont want traditional pesticides Ecoclear or Topgun are faster and easier. (vinegar and fatty acids)
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Old 09-08-2004, 09:03 AM
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thanks for the reply. I primarily want to use this at my own home and to get rid of Nutsedge. This stuff is worse than a broke younger brother, meaning getting rid of it is almost impossible. glyco(roundup) burns it but doesn't kill it.
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Old 09-08-2004, 02:54 PM
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use manage to rid nutsedge. burning will piss it off and cause it to produce more plants. If you are in a frost zone you might as well wait. Burning will give you the same results as frost for the most p[art. just getting rid of foliage. Manage will work from the inside out. that is your best bet.
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